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Seat How

Keswick, Cumbria
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
3 star
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
3 more

At a glance

  • Cosy Lake District cottage for two, set on the outskirts of colourful Keswick
  • Views out across the market town and towards mountains in the distance
  • Enjoy long walks, cycle rides and cruises out on beautiful Derwentwater
Property code: SZ437

A homely, single-storey cottage, ideal for a couple seeking the perfect Lakeland break, within easy reach of shops, restaurants and pubs, yet also well-placed for outdoor activity.

The perfect Lake District retreat, this impressive holiday home is a delightful bungalow offering spacious accommodation for two people. The cottage is light and modern, with a calm atmosphere, the perfect place to relax. The rear garden has stunning views towards the surrounding fells and over the rooftops of Keswick. It's a great suntrap. A handy garage is also available for storing bikes/outdoor equipment.

Keswick town centre is a 10-minute walk away. With a great choice of outdoor and independent shops, why not indulge in a spot of retail therapy? There are walks a-plenty straight from the front door and there's something for all abilities. Fans of Alfred Wainwright can follow in his footsteps up fells such as Skiddaw, Walla Crag and Catbells. If a leisurely stroll is more your thing, head down to Derwentwater and enjoy a peaceful walk along the lakeshore. All that exercise is sure to work up an appetite! If you fancy having someone else do the cooking for a change, head to one of the cosy pubs for a hearty meal; there's also Italian, Chinese and Thai restaurants to choose from, as well as some fine dining options for a real treat.

Head west from Keswick for a day at the seaside. The beautiful Solway Coast is wonderful for a bracing stroll - not to mention ice cream and fish and chips! Or take a scenic drive and wind your way through stunning countryside as you head the The South Lakes. Stop off at pretty Grasmere to stock up on the village's famous gingerbread, onwards into Ambleside where there are plenty of shops and cafes to keep you occupied, whilst bustling Bowness is home to The World of Beatrix Potter attraction, a must for fans of any age. With so much to see and do, a week just won't be enough at this property.

Set down off the pavement, 11 steps lead down from road level to the bungalow and there are then two steps up to the front door. Once inside, all of the accommodation is laid out on the ground floor. Light, bright and airy, you'll feel instantly at home in the property. The porch is a handy storage place for boots and coats and leads through to the warm hallway. The living room is a wonderfully welcoming room, just perfect for unwinding after a day out exploring. Catch up on some TV or grab a good book and simply enjoy a few moments peace. There is a sofa and two arm chairs here, as well as a dining table for two.

The modern kitchen is well equipped, with a fantastic picture window to really make the most of the view - you'll be fighting over who gets to do the cooking or washing up and not the other way around! It is equipped with electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge (with ice compartment), and a washer/dryer.

Head a little further along the hallway to find the bedroom and bathroom. The lovely double bedroom is Again decorated in calming neutral shades, and with plenty of storage and hanging space. Treat yourself to a long lie in and a relaxing morning cuppa in bed whilst you plan your day's activities. The modern bathroom has a shower over the bath (as well as the requisite WC and wash basin), perfect for an indulgent soak or an invigorating shower.

At the rear of the bungalow is a delightful garden on several levels - there's a patio and garden furniture at the top with further seating on the lower patio further below down 15 steps. With stunning views towards some of Keswick's best known fells: Skiddaw, Catbells, Causey Pike, Seat How to name but a few. You're sure to feel inspired by this breathtaking panorama. Over the road from the property is a garage. Available to store bikes in, why not bring yours with you and spend a few days exploring on two-wheels? There is plenty of parking on the road by the property, or you have your own parking space in front of the garage.

  • 1 double bedroom
  • 1 bathroom with shower over the bath and WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice section, and washer/dryer
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Garden on several levels with steps, and outdoor furniture
  • Parking for 1 car in front of garage over the road. On street parking also available
  • Regret no pets
  • Storage for bikes in garage
  • Towels not provided
  • Shops, pubs and restaurants within 500 metres
  • Set down off the pavement, 11 steps lead down from road level to the bungalow and there are then two steps up to the front door.

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Location

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The Lake District National Park is situated in the north west of England in the county of Cumbria. It is famously home to England’s tallest peak, largest lake, deepest lake and some of the most beautiful views in the British Isles. It has been a major draw for holidaymakers for over 200 years and its popularity shows no signs that this will diminish anytime soon. Adding to the spectacle, there are long-distance walking trails, endless history and culture to appreciate, as well as an unbeatable array of outdoor activities to try in some exceptionally eye-catching locations.

Mountains, lakes, rocky rivers, waterfalls, and valleys lined by stone walls characterise the Lake District National Park. Add to this vision slate-roofed villages, winding country roads, arctic alpine and wildflower meadows, and beautiful birds such as skylarks, curlews, meadow pipits, and lapwings, which all provide the perfect backdrop for a holiday. The poet, William Wordsworth, who lived in Grasmere, wrote a guidebook of the area in 1810, and very little has changed in the region to tie it into the modern world. The centre of the Lake District is dominated by its craggy mountains such as Scafell Pike and its exceptional lakes like Windermere, Ullswater, Derwentwater, Coniston Water and so many more.

Each of the Lake District’s towns has a village sensibility, yet all of them offer handy amenities, cultural attractions and some of the North West’s best places to eat and drink. Top visitor attractions include The World of Beatrix Potter, Sizergh Castle, Hill Top, Go Ape Grizedale, Grizedale Forest, Fellini and Zefferelli’s Cinema/Restaurants, the Bluebird Mk II, Ravenglass Roman Bathouse alongside a world of outdoor sporting and activity providers. Natural landmarks include Aira Force, Tarn Hows, Scaffell Pike, Castlerigg Stone Circle, The Old Man of Coniston, Helvellyn and Skiddaw. Pull on your walking boots and traverse the long-distance walking trails of the Lakes like Wainwright’s Coast to Coast, and the Tour of the Lake District.

As you get to know the region better, you will find evidence of prehistoric and ancient man in the Lake District, as there are standing stones, circles, and rows to find, as well as one of the largest standing Roman buildings in the UK. Visit Ravenglass, one of the UK’s oldest settlements and the only coastal village in the Lake District; it has beautiful waterside views of the Munros of Southern Scotland. Remnants of the region’s industrial activity can be traced in the form of bobbin mills, gunpowder mills, and mines. The Lakes also have some famous literary and art associations, including Beatrix Potter, John Ruskin, Arthur Ransome, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, William Wordsworth, JMW Turner, John Constable, LS Lowry and Percy Kelly.

It could take you five lifetimes to visit each of the places mentioned here; a good way to see more of the Lake District National Park is stay at one of our self-catering holiday cottages. Our range of holiday properties in the Lake District and Cumbria gives you the perfect place to stay in the north west countryside or on the coast. Our self-catering cottages in the Lake District offer lovely holiday accommodation to suit all your needs, from cottages to rent for a romantic getaway to larger properties for the whole family – we even have dog-friendly holiday homes across the Lake District too. Take a look at our full collection of self-catering cottages and begin to plan your holiday.

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